CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Roush Fenway Racing began laying off employees Tuesday as it prepares to field fewer cars in 2012.
The team had four Sprint Cup Series teams and three Nationwide Series cars this season. Sponsorship woes likely will lead to the organization closing down the No. 6 Cup team of David Ragan and scale back to only one full-time Nationwide car.
Team spokesman Kevin Woods indicated a second Nationwide car could run on a limited basis, and although talks with sponsors continue, the process of ``right-sizing the organization to suit the number of anticipated teams'' began Tuesday.
Ricky Stenhouse Jr. wrapped up the Nationwide title last weekend at Homestead, and Carl Edwards narrowly lost the Cup title to Tony Stewart in Sunday's season finale.

Recent NASCAR Discussions

NASCAR Odds

Driver Odds
Iowa 200 - Odds to Win @ Iowa Speedway
Christopher Bell +250
Johnny Sauter +300
Matt Crafton +350
John Hunter Nemecheck +550
Ben Rhodes +600

Nascar Top Stories

Thumbnail Iowa 200 Odds The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series gets the racing weekend started on Friday night when drivers compete in the Iowa 200....
Thumbnail American Ethanol E15 250 Odds The NASCAR Xfinity Series will head to the Midwest this week for the running of the American Ethanol E15 250....
Thumbnail Toyota/Save Mart 350 Odds The NASCAR Monster Energy Series competes on its road course of the season when the drivers take part in the Toyota/Save Mart 350...
Thumbnail FireKeepers Casino 400 Picks The FireKeepers Casino 400 gets underway later this afternoon. Here are some of the drivers we like to contend for today’s...
Thumbnail Drivin' for Linemen 200 Picks The NASCAR Camping World Truck Serieswill be competing tonight in the Drivin’ for Linemen 200. Here are the drivers we like to contend for the victory.